Why I Called The Rev. Al Sharpton A Pimp

I called the Rev. Al Sharpton a pimp a week ago Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hartford. I was very angry, but I have no regrets.

With our city having endured a dozen murders since January, I did not see that Sharpton’s visit, brokered by his dear friend Pastor Boise Kimber of First Calvary Baptist Church in New Haven, would yield any answers to the spike in black-on-black crime in our community.

  • Gaian

    “The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, s this very well written assessment . of the situation in USA comes as something of a surprise..

    Some great thoughts about other races that have come to the USA and successfully integrated into our society.

    This will obviously be called racist,and will upset the liberals, but they should really think about the message and

    but think about the message and this interesting point of view.

    The Black Dilemma

    “For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.

    The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

    The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization.
    The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and
    virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not
    fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people
    into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled
    with racial discord ever since.

    Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave
    up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the
    experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the
    result they wanted. They created the Freedmans Bureau, passed civil
    rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty,
    ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight

    Their new laws intruded into peoples lives in ways that would have been
    otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce
    school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the
    protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to
    black schools and vice-versa. They tried with money, special programs,
    relaxed standards, and endless hand wringing to close the achievement
    gap. To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and
    even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners
    that commanded whites to Celebrate Diversity! and Say No to Racism.
    Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.

    Some thought that what W.E.B. DuBois called the Talented Tenth would lead the
    way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock
    down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable

    is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become
    entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not
    enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed
    by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote
    social stability. That is what is missing.

    Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function
    and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the
    south side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black
    cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks
    never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in
    anger and resentment.

    Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit,
    Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and
    looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us
    that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try
    harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more
    programs, and more opportunities.

    But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws
    are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and
    no matter who is president. Some argue its a problem of culture, as if
    culture creates peoples behavior instead of the other way around. Others
    blame white privilege.

    But since 1965, when the elites opened Americas doors to the Third World, immigrants
    from Asia and India people who are not white, not rich, and not
    connected have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are
    winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT,
    black youths are committing half the country’s violent crime, which
    includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the
    thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.

    The experiment has failed. Not because of white culture, or white privilege,
    or white racism. The fundamental problem is that American black culture
    has evolved into an un-fixable and crime ridden mess. *They do not want
    to change their culture or society, and expect others to tolerate their
    violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible
    with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of
    others – but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*

    Our leaders don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are
    with this experiment. *They don’t understand that white people aren’t
    out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are
    exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless
    complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of
    grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.*

    The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.”—


    “You can’t legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of
    freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person
    must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody
    anything that the government doesn’t first take from somebody else. When
    half of the people get the idea that they don’t have to work because
    the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half
    gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is
    going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end
    of any nation.
    You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

    Ian Duncan

    The Baltimore Sun , May 30, 2015

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Because black lives matter, they deserve the protection of stop-and-frisk and broken windows policing to curb the hoodlums in their midst.

  • MannieP

    Do you know how offensive that is … to pimps?